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Sarah Cohen: A Bat Mitzvah Chesed

In honor of her bat mitzvah, Sarah Cohen is utilizing her art talent along with her passion for helping others to benefit the SINAI schools. Sarah, a Teaneck resident, created greeting cards featuring her original artwork. The greet­ing cards can be used for weddings, engage­ments, birthdays and baby gifts.

Recently, Sarah had the opportunity to vis­it a Sinai classroom and saw firsthand how sig­nificant and needed these types of services are for our children and community. She decided she wanted to help raise money and aware­ness for the school. “We are proud of Sarah’s de­sire to support a worthwhile cause,” said Sarah’s mom, Paula Cohen.

Since 1982, SINAI Schools have provided unparalled excellence in special educa­tion for children whose needs cannot be met in a regular classroom. There is a misconcep­tion that SINAI schools are for a certain type of child with a specific type of disability; however, in truth, SINAI offers services to children with a wide range of disabilities. Each of the five SINAI schools is housed in a partner regular educa­tion Jewish school.

“We were quite moved when Sarah initial­ly approached us with her idea,” said Sam Fish­man, Managing Director for the SINAI Schools. “She recognized that there are some in the community who have disabilities which pre­vent them from learning in a regular school en­vironment, and that SINAI plays an important role serving those children.”

Sarah sold her cards at The SINAI boutique at the Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck. “It was fun, and people complimented me on my art and congratulated me for what I was doing to help,” said Sarah. All her proceeds went directly to the organization.

“The administration at SINAI is tremen­dously proud of Sarah, and grateful that she has chosen to direct her talents to help the children of SINAI Schools,” Fishman said.

To order cards from Sara’s Support SI­NAI collection, please visit www.sinais­chools.org/greetingcards.

By Kellita Weber

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